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Lower East Side

Area15,890,885 sq ft
MapMap of Lower East Side
Listing(s)50 no-fee
Buildings105 rental buildings
16 condo buildings
5 coop buildings

Neighborhood Profile

Location: Downtown Manhattan. The Lower East Side is now defined as the area below Houston, above Delancey (or Grand - as you prefer) and east of Bowery. It should be noted that in the first half of the 20th century everything up to 14th Street - including today's East Village was considered part of the Lower East Side. Character: Formerly known as the dirty and seedy neighborhood next to dirty and seedy Chinatown, the Lower East Side has completely transformed itself during the last decade.

It has always attracted an artsy crowd, in the 80s its cheap rents and clubs were a center for punks and artists alike. Now, more cleaned-up and refined, the Lower East Side is home to countless artsy boutiques, bars, restaurants and galleries. Starting south of Houston to Delancey-ish and over to 2nd avenue, the area is always busy and bustling. The constant happenings can be great for some, but others may find its "never sleep" aura to be too much to handle.

Apartments & Real Estate

As the area gentrifies, apartments in general are getting updated. The Lower East Side used to be known for its run-down slums with crazy "features" like a shower in the kitchen. This isn't really a regular happening anymore, although don't be surprised if you come across 7-floor walk-ups. Also, don't judge a building by its foyer and stairway: those seem to be the last to get updated. You can find many buildings with dingy foyers that have neat and modern apartments. One curious problem for would-be sharers in this neighborhood is that many of the 2-bedroom apartments here have one giant master bedroom and one tiny bedroom - something that's just bound to cause friction between roommates! Nowadays, if you're looking for deals, we recommend you look closer to the border with Chinatown: rents tend to be lower there.

Current Rental Statistics

Studio$2,422 $2,876 16
1-Bedroom$2,495 $2,943 25
2-Bedroom$3,195 $3,119 7
3-Bedroom$4,895 $4,895 1
4-Bedroom$7,495 $7,495 1
see all Lower East Side Rental Apartments
rental statistics as of 01/Mar/2015.

Selected Rental Buildings

See all Lower East Side Rental Apartment Buildings (105 buildings)

Selected No-Fee Rental Listings

$2,450 1-Bedroom188 Orchard Street28/Feb/201501/Mar/2015
$3,100 1-Bedroom163 Chrystie Street28/Feb/201515/Mar/2015
$2,395 Studio168 Ludlow Street27/Feb/201501/Mar/2015
$1,875 Studio200 Allen Street26/Feb/201501/Mar/2015
$2,495 Studio146 Orchard Street26/Feb/201501/Mar/2015

See all Lower East Side No-Fee Rental Apartments (50 total)

Condo & Co-op Buildings

See all Lower East Side Condo Apartment Buildings (16 buildings)

See our list of Lower East Side Co-op Apartment Buildings (5 buildings)


While the LES is less expensive than other parts of Manhattan, its residents are mainly young, hip people that have semi-comfortable incomes.

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